The Capitoline Museum

Today as a group we went to the Capitoline Museum, the first created museum on the planet! It was built in 1471 and marked the first time in human history that historical artifacts were shared with the public for their enjoyment. Today, it houses a group of art and archaeological artifacts from ancient eras. We focused on sculptures and other pieces from the Roman Empire. It amazed me how well preserved these artifacts were considering they have been around for over 2,000 years! The detail in some of the sculptures was absolutely astounding. Sculptures in ancient times were so detail oriented, every vein in a human face was visible. The picture of the emperor (Marcus Aurelius) on the horse below is one of the biggest un-harmed relics of the Roman Empire in the world. Leonardo also came along for the ride and was the centerpiece between two sculptures of babies from the Roman Empire! :)

I have continued my quest of trying every gelato flavor at our local shop, and today I tried the flavor biscotti, which rivaled my favorite! Everywhere you look on the street there seems to be a gelato or panini shop, molto bene!

Arrivederci for now!

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5 thoughts on “The Capitoline Museum

  1. Poppy & Grandma

    Gelato can be addictive in Europe. My quest was to find the best pistachio- it was in Venice. Thanks to your postings, its like we are in Rome with you! Keep up your daily entries, they are interesting and rich in details.

  2. D

    Quite a perspective contrast to the idea that something ‘old’ in the PNW was made 100 years ago :) Tremendous detail.

  3. Allison

    The detail on those sculptures is amazing!

  4. Grammy

    So interesting! I love your write-ups. I love Leonardo–where did you get him?

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